Bienen Ensembles

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Friday, April 28, 2023 at 7:30pm

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

This performance will also be presented as a live stream.

Mallory Thompson, conductor; Dylan Hong, soprano saxophone (Northwestern Concerto Competition winner)

Combining the twelve-tone technique of the Second Viennese School with Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Cindy McTee’s Notezart is a fusion of musical time periods. The program continues with the unabashedly optimistic finale to Bernstein’s Candide, “Make Our Garden Grow.” The first half of the program concludes with Nemmers Prize winner William Bolcom’s Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Band, featuring soloist Dylan Hong, a 2022 Northwestern Concerto Competition winner. The second half of the program is devoted to two dramatically different American works for winds: the recently discovered Octet for Brasses and Piano by Florence Price, and Aaron Copland’s resplendent Emblems.

Cindy McTee, Notezart
Leonard Bernstein (arr. Clare Grundman), “Make Our Garden Grow”
William Bolcom, Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Band
Florence Price, Octet for Brasses and Piano
Aaron Copland, Emblems

Tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID.

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Pick-Staiger Concert Hall


50 Arts Cir Dr
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Pick-Staiger is a 989-seat hall located in the Arts Circle on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. The main lobby entrance for concerts is on the west side of the building (revolving and regular doors). Since its inception in 1975, the hall has functioned as both a classroom and performance facility for Bienen School of Music performing ensembles, faculty recitals, festivals, and professional guest artists.